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Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm EST
come to the defense of her alleged assailant. and she says in the trial that arthur never lifted the ax, she never believed that he intended to hurt her, she felt safe in his presence, that he was just drunk and she wanted the whole thing to go away. well, she was in placable and he didn't listen to this. he managed to get other people to override her testimony, and so are there is convicted and there is only one punishment for that, which is the death penalty, capital punishment. and so, arthur goes on to death row and in january of 1836 is sentenced to die in about a month. and so with the clock ticking, mrs. thorton does something even more unbelievable and was amazing that she testified on arthur's behalf in the criminal
Jan 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
. as a matter of self-defense he did believe that violence could be justified. >> host: maybe now you can walk us through a little bit of what our debt after the war. >> thanks to the gi bill he was able to go to college. if he was already married, by the way. he already had two babies. when he decided to use his ph.d. in history at columbia command was difficult. ammine, the family was very badly. took some kind of medial secretarial work because they cannot really afford a babysitter all-time. and howard did various mid time shifts in order tab of more money to the pot. they were centrally very poor and get howard did fix -- succeed in getting his doctorate in fairly short order. >> host: his first permanent academic appointment was the long term appointment. >> guest: he taught while earning his ph.d., but his first full-time appointment was at stillman. >> host: maybe you can come in moving them to the south, that seems to be where he first got involved in civil rights activity. what was going on at the time and how did howard find himself in the middle of a lot of civil-rights po
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